Bearing a timeless and contemporary design with a dose of classic English influences, this three-bedder residence has been transformed from a cookie-cutter flat to a sophisticated dwelling by D’ Initial Concept. Most HDB flats lack vigour and interest on the outside. But it doesn’t have to be that way on the inside. It helps that the owners had a clear concept and are very attuned to their likes and dislikes. “They requested for some wall trimmings, so I made sure to incorporate them appropriately in the bedrooms and living room,” says Ashley, the designer responsible for this project. She also made clever use of the trimmings on the door that hides the passageway to the bedrooms. This new addition created an illusion of space and symmetry in the living room.